The Migration of African Americans to the Canadian Football League during the mid-20th Century: An Escape from Discrimination?

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Neil Longley; Todd Crosset; Steve Jefferson;
(2007)
  • Subject: sports
    • jel: jel:J71 | jel:L83

The institutional racial discrimination that existed in American professional team sports prior to World War II resulted in African American players effectively being barred from playing in the major professional leagues. Although the NFL color barrier did officially fa... View more
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